Laura Thomas

Practice Areas: Administrative Law, Appellate, Commercial and Business Law, Commissions and Inquiries, Competition and Consumer Law, Constitutional, Equity, Intellectual Property, Media and Communications
P: 02 9930 7945
Clerk: Alistair Coyne

Laura practises principally in intellectual property matters and has a particular interest in the intersection of intellectual property and competition law.  She also appears regularly in medical disciplinary matters and at inquests.

Admitted to the Bar in 2011, Laura has degrees in Biochemistry and Law from the University of Sydney and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School.

Laura has appeared in most courts and tribunals in New South Wales and the federal jurisdiction, including the High Court, Federal Court of Australia, New South Wales Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Coroner’s Court.

Before commencing practice at the Bar, Laura was Associate to the Hon. Michael Black, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, then a solicitor at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. She was also an adjunct lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School and a researcher for Human Rights Watch, based in New York.

Laura is a director of Human Rights Watch Australia and a member of the Australia Committee for Human Rights Watch.

CV available on request.